Turkey Oak

Quercus cerris

Description:
Turkey Oak
Facts:

This Oak is noticeably different from our other species such as the Pedunculate or Sessile. It has longer narrower leaves with a group of "hairs" around the base of the leaf. The acorns are stemless. It is not a valuable source of timber in the UK but is often planted as a shield as it is faster growing than other Oak species.

Introduced:

1735
Origin:
South Eastern Europe/Asia
Location:
Commonly found throughout the UK
Status:
Stable
Problems:
Comments:
Source of the Knopper gall that affects the acorns of the Pedunculate Oak